Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bulkeley House Saloon

New London, CT

Currently a restaurant/saloon, the Bulkeley House was built in 1790 by Capt. Charles Bulkeley, who was a privateer and an officer in the Navy during the Revolutionary War, sailing with John Paul Jones.  The original building on this property was destroyed when the city of New London was burned by Benedict Arnold in 1781.  Capt. Bulkeley died in 1848 and the property was purchased  by Charles Klink who converted the building into a meat market and ice house.  New London Landmark preservationists saved the house from demolition in 1976 and during the '80's, the house was restored.




Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Dinin inn

New London, CT

At one time, I bet this would have been a nice place to have a dinner.  Like so many buildings in New London, this inn has seen better days.  

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Eagle - The Bow

New London, CT

Allow me one last picture of the US Coast Guard barque Eagle.  I hope some day to see this ship under full sail.  I'm sure it would be a very impressive sight.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

Montville, CT

Not exactly my idea of an Easter egg.  Happy Easter to all who celebrate.  With Easter comes the hope of some nice spring weather, after a long winter in Connecticut.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Reflections of New London

New London, CT

I've been spending some time walking around downtown New London lately and this reflection caught my eye.  Knowing a little about New London, where I was standing, and looking at this reflection, I thought that it would be hard for this window to catch the reflection shown.  It didn't take too much of a change in my angle of view to snap the picture below, a portion of which is framed in the reflection above.  


In this case, a very wide angle of incidence equaled a same wide angle of reflection.  I learned something from high school physics! I'm sharing this with Weekend Reflections hosted by James.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks for visiting. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014